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Eledone cirrhosa   (Lamarck, 1798)

horned octopus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Eledone cirrhosa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Eledoninae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. published weight: 1.2 kg (Ref. 275)

Environment
Demersal; depth range 0 - 770 m (Ref. 2175), usually 50 - 300 m (Ref. 2630)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 70°N - 30°N, 26°W - 22°E (Ref. 275)

Distribution
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Females predominate at depths of 30 to 80 m, males at depths below 100 m (Ref. 275). Male spermatangia reach ovary before the release of sperms (Ref. 2569).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: highly commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high